A 44-year-old member asked:
Does drinking lots of water help cleanse the liver?
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Pathology 45 years experience
No: Your liver doesn't need to be cleaned. Anyone telling you otherwise is taking advantage of people's natural wish to be deceived. However, drinking plenty of water is a very good health habit. One of several reasons is that it makes it easier to get rid of salt -- most prepared food is way oversalted.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
If a drug is hard on your liver is there anything you can do to assist your liver? Ie, drink lots of water???
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Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Here's some ideas...: The liver performs amazing functions but it is sensitive to injury. Avoid concomitant ingestion of drugs with alcohol, don't exceed recommended doses of prescribed & OTC agents, take no supplements without a doctor's advice (many cause liver injury), no recreational drugs or "liver detoxes", minimize coincident known risks (e.g. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) more), & explore alternatives with your prescribing doctor.
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Last updated Oct 24, 2013
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